Hippocampus. Koh Phi Phi, Thailand, January 2007.
Hippocampus. Koh Phi Phi, Thailand, January 2007.

Koh Phi Phi: seahorse, leopard shark and turtle!

  Thailand: Southern Islands - January 2007

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My first dives on Koh Phi Phi far exceeded my expectations. Despite the tourist pressure, the funds are very rich.

Koh Phi Phi under the water

I am spoiled for my first two dives, on so-called "local" sites near Phi Phi Ley, not far from Phi Phi Don (the main island where we sleep). No less than two "leopard sharks" (sea sharks), seahorses yet not easy to find and a turtle ... Not to mention the usual local fauna. I slide some photos, but it's a festival!

Leopard shark or zebra shark. Site of Bida Nay. Koh Phi Phi, Thailand, January 2007.
Leopard shark or zebra shark. Site of Bida Nay. Koh Phi Phi, Thailand, January 2007.

Our dive-master, a young guy named Ryan, reads One hundred years of loneliness de Marquez, in English, on the boat. Visibly more interested in reading than in dives. Under the water, he certainly did his job properly, but trace a little too fast for my taste. Barely time to take pictures! Obviously a bit jaded to walk divers-tourists, the boy ...

That said, monopolized by my brand new stab and brand new Legend Expander Legend (see page Equipment), I make few images. But I'm catching up on the second one! The proof.

Grouper. Koh Phi Phi, Thailand, January 2007.
Grouper. Koh Phi Phi, Thailand, January 2007.
Hippocampus. Koh Phi Phi, Thailand, January 2007.
Hippocampus. Koh Phi Phi, Thailand, January 2007.

Koh Phi Phi View Point

Then, hardly tired by this double immersion, I attack the climb that leads to View Point, the aptly named. There are now "tsunami evacuation route" signs all over the island's paths.

View Point. Koh Phi Phi, Thailand, January 2007.
View Point. Koh Phi Phi, Thailand, January 2007.

From there, we have a breathtaking view of the two beaches back to back. Probably the best-known panorama of Phi Phi. As usual, when it comes to making an effort, even modest, in these latitudes, I'm swimming. Fortunately, the ice cream vendor is waiting for tourists on arrival ...

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  Thailand: Southern Islands - January 2007

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  1. It's really great, this blog idea. I take a lot of fun to follow your journey. It reminds me of my trip ...

    Pendant qu’il y en a une qui se sent comme un poisson dans l’eau, l’autre se tape un pot de Nutella à la petite cuillère de la main gauche, et écrit son article de la main droite, dans un appartement où la température avoisine les 10 degrés. Il ne manque plus que les ours polaires!!! Ça fait un vide à la rédac quand tu n’es pas là. Il n’y a qu’avec toi que l’on peut parler de la « thaïe attitude ». 😉

    The dive photos are beautiful. The Krabi region attracted me so much when I was on Asian soil, so I'm counting on you to advertise it, in case I want to go for a walk in October 2007! You'll drink a Chang to my health.

    See you soon, and enjoy the holiday!

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